Health Promotion

What is Health Promotion?

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Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health (World Health Organization, 1984). The field of Health Promotion brings together individuals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to assess issues and develop strategies and solutions.

Our health promotion faculty members are trained in numerous areas essential to health promotion, including:

  • Needs Assessment
  • Program Evaluation
  • Adult Education
  • Qualitative Research
  • Statistics and Measurement
  • Study Design
  • Database Management
  • Exercise Physiology

Our faculty members collaborate with health professionals, local providers, and community organizations, on a wide range of projects in areas such as:

  • Maternal/Child Health
  • Tobacco Control
  • Youth Violence

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Teresa M. Waters, Ph.D.
Chair
Department of
Preventive Medicine
66 N. Pauline Street, Suite 633
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-5900